As TV types head to Mip this spring, they're finding that traditional formats are returning with a twist — and that twist usually consists of interactivity or social media.
As Mip TV celebrates its 50th birthday, the venerable program market shows few signs of middle-aged meltdown.
Licensing theatrical movies to TV goes back more than a half century, but it's suddenly a hotbed of change requiring strategic thinking.
Having already built a strong brand and business model in the music world, Roc Nation is launching Roc Nation Sports and will co-partner with CAA to represent athletes. Founded by Shawn “Jay-Z”…
Variety has tapped respected music industry voice Bob Lefsetz as a contributing columnist. Lefsetz's passionate and provocative observations on music, media and pop culture will be a regular feature…
Tokyo Sony Computer Entertainment will merge its Japan and Asia units into a new entity called Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia. In announcing the move, the company said it wants to trim and…
The "Transformers" film franchise has found friends in China to get the fourth installment made.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the record industry’s contention that a reseller of digital music infringed on copyright, rejecting startup ReDigi’s contention that such virtual transactions were…
After a Supreme Court challenge of its crackdown on so-called “fleeting expletives,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is proposing a shift in policy that would have the agency pursue only “egregious”…
International updates from Doha, India, Russia, Australia, Japan, France, Germany, Mexico, Israel, Brazil and Argentina.
Indonesia has a quarter-billion people, most of them young consumers in the primo demographic range. But showbiz hasn't caught Indonesian fever yet.